REMINDER: The Lab - Shotguns Only
 February 10, 2011

REMINDER: The Lab - Shotguns Only

We go way back to June 2010 to revisit the most popular episode of “The Lab” from our inaugural schedule – Shotguns Only!

Welcome back to “The Lab.” For our first episode of “The Lab” in February, we’re bringing back the most popular gametype variation from the original three episodes of “The Lab” from way back in June 2010 – Shotguns Only. Here’s some trivia, Shotguns Only was the favorite gametype of nearly 45% of the over 2,400 players who voted in our front page poll, handily beating out Sniper Extermination and 2 vs 2 Team Deathmatch, both tied at about 27% of the total votes.

“The Lab” is a special, limited-time playlist for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves multiplayer that is active every other weekend. “The Lab” playlist features one or more custom-tuned gametype variations chosen by our game designers to test potential new settings, try out alternate gametypes in a real-world setting or just mix things up for the sake of variety.

“The Lab” is open from Thursday, February 10, at 10:00 AM PDT (what time is that in my city?) through Monday, February 14, at 10:00 AM PDT (what time is that in my city?).

Come ready for short range battles during this Shotguns Only episode of “The Lab.” All players will be equipped with Moss – 12 shotguns and Pistoles only. There are no grenades or any other weapons available for pickup on the map, although there will be shotguns and pistols placed around the map for ammo replenishment. Riot shields are still available on the map, as are propane tanks to use as tactical incendiary devices against your opponents. Boosters are on.

The maps available during this weekend of “The Lab” are:

  • The Ice Cave
  • The Temple
  • The Train Wreck
  • The Village

We’ll be opening a brand new Shotguns Only discussion thread on the Naughty Dog community forums at about the same time “The Lab” starts this weekend. Be sure to leave your thoughts after you’ve had a chance to play a few rounds!